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Crews Crane Training International is now a part of the Carlton Group.

Ladder Inspection

(Course # Laddinsp101)

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This course provides employees with a basic knowledge of safe work practices and OSHA requirements for ladder use, inspection, and maintenance.

OSHA (29-CFR 1910.25-27, 1917.118 & 1926.1053) Portable Ladder standards provide information requirements for both General and Construction Industry and will assist you in complying with requirements for your company.


Ladders shall be visually inspected prior to use to ensure that the ladders are safe and in usable condition. 

All damaged and/or defective ladders will be immediately reported to the supervisor and/or authorized repair personnel. Only authorized repair personnel will perform maintenance and repairs on ladders. 

Monthly records are required to assure that ladders are maintained in working order in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended procedure.  Written or electronic records of inspection should be kept on file for the service life of product.

Upon completion of training, each student will demonstrate inspection procedures.

Items to be considered during inspection for rejection:

  • Hardware, fittings, and moveable parts for free movement
  • Rails for tightness
  • Safety feet and auxiliary devices for proper function
  • Worn ropes
  • Wooden ladders for cracks and splits
  • Metal and fiberglass ladders for bends and breaks
  • Missing or loose parts
  • Grease and oil from rungs
  • Missing or broken end caps, locks, springs, pulleys, guides, and sleeves

Each student will receive a Handbook that includes:

  • Ladder Inspection Manual
  • Ladder Toolbox Talks
  • Inspection and Maintenance
  • Regulations and Standards

Note: Qualification Training Certificate will be issued upon successful completion & review of written examination.

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